Bottle Island Helps Promote World Environment Day

04 Junio, 2018, 11:57 | Author: Enrique Watson
  • Bottle Island Helps Promote World Environment Day

The event is celebrated by thousands of communities worldwide with the aim of encouraging global action to protect the planet and take ownership of their environment.

The Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment; the Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi; Ponnani Municipality; and the National Green Corps (NGC) are collaborating in the two-week project that will see a host of programmes aimed at cleaning the river and creating awareness among the people.Mr. Sreeramakrishnan said a pollution-free river was a must for utilising the tourism potential of Ponnani.

The Beat Plastic Pollution film will be distributed across the United Nations and its social media to encourage global communities to partake in World Environment Day.

World Environment Day is coming up on June 5 and this year the theme is - you guessed it - Beat Plastic Pollution. Find us on Facebook too!

Welcoming the delegates, Convenor, CII Working Group on Plastic Waste Management, Pradeep Banerjee highlighted the industry's commitment towards sustainability, ease of doing business, economic growth through concepts of Circular Economy and Extended Producer Responsibility.

The thematic session on "Himalayan Ecosystem" was presided over by Director General and Special Secretary, Environment Ministry, Siddhanta Das.

Case studies such as those on waste management in the core zone of the Kailash landscape, waste warriors taming waste and that of forest dwellers "Van Rajis" of the landscape were shared.

The challenges of solid waste, including plastic in the Himalayan landscape and some of the innovative practices from the region, which could provide a way forward in Himalayas were also discussed.

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To discuss the menace of air pollution a session "Air pollution in Indian cities - present status and future action" was also held.

It is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic bags and plastic products than fish in the ocean if plastic pollution is not addressed today.

"This knowledge suggests that there is something not quite sustainable in the way we as a society are conducting ourselves-lifestyle, consumption, and production".

Mishra stressed that issues such as Particulate Matter, vehicular emissions and industrial pollution need positive contribution of people to go together with government initiatives.

"The government is offering 80 per cent subsidy on combined technological innovation of straw management system and happy seeder", he pointed out.

"This plan needs to be rolled out soon", Mr. Mehta said and added that local action is critical to manage air pollution.

He opined that the two challenges in addressing air pollution are low awareness and building the collective will of people to take action.


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